NDM8074 Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Impact of migraine on children and young people

NDM8074 Mark Isherwood (North Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes:  

a) the impact that migraine has on the 1 in 10 children and young people who live with it, including at school and their day-to-day lives;

b) that young people who are affected often report that migraine makes it harder to do their schoolwork, meaning that without proper support, the condition can impact their educational attainment, as well as disrupt their family and social life;

c) that research by the Migraine Trust suggests that education and health professionals often do not understand migraine, or have access to training and resources to effectively support children and young people who are impacted;

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to work with The Migraine Trust and representative bodies for schools, health services, and parents/carers to:

a) strengthen guidance;

b) provide training on how to support and accommodate young people impacted by migraine; and

c) provide resources for the parents/carers of children living with migraine and for the young people themselves on how to take control of their own care.


Mabon ap Gwynfor (Dwyfor Meirionydd)

Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Tom Giffard (South Wales West)

Sam Rowlands (North Wales)

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Type: For information

First published: 06/10/2022